How Your Ceiling Design Can Promote Wellness

When you think of wellness, you likely first think about the foods you eat and the exercise you undergo. The truth is that your wellness can be cultivated from a number of outlets. One you may not consider is the design of your home’s ceiling. Here are just some of the many tips for designing a ceiling that promotes your physical wellbeing.

Color Choice Changes Everything

It’s amazing how a slight change in color can alter the effect it has on your mood. On a physical level, varying colors will trigger different brain cells to produce different feelings. In simplistic terms, color affects mood. Yellows tend to provide a pick me up feeling. Blue evokes feelings of calmness. Oranges are more for energy and motivation. Depending on the color scheme of your room, you can accent colored walls with a white-toned ceiling. This will create a feeling of more space in a room.

Inspiration in Tiling

Each person’s home looks different from the next person’s. Having decor and design that you enjoy is a big part of ensuring your wellness while at home. Kitchen ceiling tiles are a great way to inspire your tastes and allow you to live in an environment that makes you happy. From rustic wood designs to sleek metal finishes, there are a ton of options out there to choose from.

Hang Greenery

Reconnecting with nature is a great way to lighten your mood and enhance your physical well-being. Plants can do wonders for changing the ambiance of any room throughout your home. The best part is that they’re fairly cheap on your budget and they can make a world of difference in your mood. That’s not to mention the fact that they enhance air quality and enhance relaxation. Sometimes there’s just not enough room to include greenery on your shelves. This is where hanging greenery from the ceiling can come into play.

Mood Lighting

Lighting can alter how you feel on a daily basis. When it comes to becoming more energized, natural stimulated light can help. These are great for long overcast months and cloudy days. If you regularly work from home, then adding natural light to the room can assist in making you more productive. For rooms promoting relaxation like the bedroom or living room, you should opt for lower light levels. These allow your body to unwind. Putting your ceiling lights on a dimmer can go a long way in allowing you the freedom to choose your emotional well-being.

Hopefully, you now understand the importance of ceiling design with respect to your wellness. The way you design your home is vital to your overall quality of life. The above four tips should assist you in successfully designing a ceiling that you’re proud of.

About the Author

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

About Olga Lockhart

Olga Lockhart, Marketing Manager for Pathway Design & Construction, researches, analyzes, and writes about these key topics: Universal Design, Aging in Place, Northwest building & Seattle remodeling trends, air quality issues, and solutions, during construction. She's also willing to chat about travel and culture out of the office.